Mammotome-assisted removal with minimal incision of large juvenile fibroadenoma of breast: A case report

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Mar;99(10):e19442. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000019442.


Introduction: Giant juvenile breast fibroadenoma can cause deformity and should be excised. Cosmesis is an important consideration in young patients.

Patient concerns: The patient was admitted to our hospital for a mass of 6 × 6 cm in her left breast.

Diagnose: A giant juvenile fibroadenoma.

Interventions: With the help of Mammotome, we translated the larger mass to smaller one and removed it via a small circumareolar incision with no residual tumor.

Outcomes: There was no recurrence of disease after 2 years.

Conclusion: Mammotome-combined resection is a new approach that can be used to excise giant fibroadenomas with a minimal incision, and provides a favorable contour to the breast.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fibroadenoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Fibroadenoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Young Adult